Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213
Baptism is the first step in Christian Initiation. As a community of faith, Immaculate Conception welcomes new members, both children and adults, to the Catholic Church.
Infant baptism is based on the faith request of the child's parents. Baptisms of infants and young children are celebrated, for families who are members of the parish, three Sundays a month, after the 11 AM. Mass. Parents generally must attend a preparation session before the baptism can be celebrated. Please view our Sacramental preparation Website for more information on Baptismal preparations or you may call the Baptismal coordinator Sherry Leger at the Church office 665-5359.
Baptisms of school age children ages 7 and up is done through RCIA-C. Registration for classes is done through the Religious Education registration process or through the RCIA program.
Baptisms of adults are done through the RCIA process. You may view the RCIA Website. You may also call the Church office and speak with Judy Graphia the RCIA coordinator at 665-5359 for more information.